Of course, we all know about Peter Jackson in some way. After all, the world cheered him on after he successfully adapted Lord of the Rings unto the big screen. And this after a lot of directors before the 21st century claimed that the epic novel by J.R.R. Tolkien was impossible to film. I suppose that just goes to show the ingenuity of the director himself who has gone on to direct many more movies in his time and impressed audiences around the world. One can even note that, although his version of Lord of the Rings was quite loyal to the source material (unlike The Hobbit today) it could be said that people will never look at that classic the same way ever again.
Well, for those of you not in the know, Peter Jackson is originally from New Zealand, which probably comes as no surprise considering he made some of his most noteworthy films in the little country south of the world. Some of his earliest films include that of The Valley, a short film about a group of prospectors who stumble into a space/time portal of some sort and finding themselves in another age and forced to fight against mythological creatures and other nasties as they attempt to get away and seeks some kind of shelter in the otherwise hostile world they have found themselves in.
Then there is yet another film called Meet the Feebles which didn’t really succeed but proved to be quite interesting in its own right and became a cult classic. The movie is actually quite reminiscent of The Muppets, but whereas The Muppets can be thought of as a wholesome adventure with the characters constantly suffering from their own naivete and innocence, The Feebles are known for their largely rude and brutal sense of humor. A black comedy in every sense of the word, the film involves everything from sex and violence to the naturally shady nature of the film industry.
The Hobbit film trilogy, which the world has been waiting for eagerly since Peter Jackson finished up with Lord of the Rings also took quite some time to make as there have been numerous issues regarding the film’s crew and cast. For instance, they had plenty of trouble just making the film as laws prevented Peter Jackson from making use of any other sources by Tolkien asides from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.